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Comment: Re:... and back again. (Score 1) 249

by old_kennyp (#47899285) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

I have had the same issue as the parent yesterday.
The server is internet connected and remotely managed by me, but is 300Km away at the moment!. I could not install .Net3 without the DVD installed! ( originally installed from an OEM supplied disk not ISO).

Eventually found a post that suggested I use a Win8 ISO which the components are the same. As I had one locally on the machine I use to to run up VM's Remotely I could use that instead.

Only took 1 hour of googling !
My main gripe is what the F*&k is older version of .net installed with 4.5?

Comment: Re:Replacement Organs (Score 1) 75

by old_kennyp (#47896807) Attached to: Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

Thanks. I realise the cost to produce may well be above what I mentioned and as In Australia we are very lucky to have the top class facilities available to us here for largely free ( medicare pick up most of the bill), but hope that one day a replace can be created, and they people in need will be able to get them.
The cost of home Dialysis here is also a stupid cost, and the infrastructure to support it may well ( hopefully ) make it attractive to invest in this sort of development.

It is interesting about the Dialysis process you mentioned, can you post a link to some info?

Comment: Replacement Organs (Score 4, Interesting) 75

by old_kennyp (#47896503) Attached to: Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

I would love to know if and when this sort of research will be able to provide replacement organs for those in need.
My Wife had Kidney failure 14 years ago, and receive a family members kidney 4 years later. The cost and problems associated with anti rejection drugs, although minor compared to Dialysis, do take their toll.
I am dreading the day the current kidney fails and as it health is slowly declining, that will be sometime in the next 10 years probably

To be able to have a new kidney created from her own cells would negate the need to most of those drugs and the associated issues with them. To me it would be work $10 - 20k to have one made

Comment: Re:Disabling Antialiasing (Score 1) 114

by old_kennyp (#40040133) Attached to: LinuxMint13 RC Is Available For Testing

thanks, I have just tried that and found that if I set the Default font to DejaVu Sans, with Hinting to full and Antialiasing to none that it is quite OK.
Only problem now is that Firefox and Thunderbird ignore these font settings :-(

Wonder why that is the case on Linux, but they honor the font settings under windows?

Comment: Disabling Antialiasing (Score 1) 114

by old_kennyp (#40023919) Attached to: LinuxMint13 RC Is Available For Testing

Can some one provide info on how to disable Anitaliasing fonts on Mint ( or any other Gnome UI )
Forget the invitable comments that liased font look better and provide a better user experience. For mae and many others, they just look Fuzzy and give me a headace after about 30 minutes of use

I support windows 7 for work and to turn off all antialiasing, it is one check box. If I do not do this at the first boot on Win7 / 2008 install, byt the time the install has completed I have a headache for the rest of the day.

Same applies to recent Mint / Ubuntu

Comment: About bloody time! (Score 1) 259

by old_kennyp (#39835427) Attached to: Aussie Parliamentary Inquiry Into Software Pricing Announced
This sort of Sh*%t has been going on far too long and is not only limited to software! Music, Video, Ipads and even to clothes and Shoes. Motorcycle parts anyone? How come I can buy a pair of Nike runners online in the US, and have them shipped here for 1/2 the price I can buy in the store here? they are made in Asia anyway, shipping costs should be the same Same applies to just about everything imported, Can buy online in the US cheaper than here.

Gee, Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.